Spiked Apple Cider
A boozy take on the classic apple cider. Can be served warm or chilled.
Cocktail Shaker (if serving chilled)
Hawthorne strainer (if strainer not built into shaker)
Cocktail glass (chilled)
Coffee Mug (warm)
Ice (if serving chilled)
1 1/2 oz. bourbon
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
Apple slice (thin) and/or Cinnamon stick (garnish)
Heat apple cider to desired temperature, leaving enough room in mug for remaining ingredients. Add the bourbon and sweet vermouth and then stir to mix evenly.
Combine apple cider, bourbon and sweet vermouth in cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for 8-10 seconds.
Float apple slice on top of warm drink, add cinnamon stick.
Place apple slice at the bottom of the glass and add cinnamon stick. Add ice to glass then strain cocktail into glass.